RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

RVDA Endorses RV Dealers Health Collective Purchasing Arrangement

Thu Feb 2, 2017

145072686053695.jpgFairfax, Virginia - RVDA – The National RV Dealers Association – has endorsed the RV Dealers Health Collective Purchasing Arrangement – available through Brown & Brown Insurance.

The RV Dealers Health Collective Purchasing Arrangement offers members a new way to provide employee health benefits, while saving money. Through a combination of leveraged buying power and program metrics that carve-out excess costs, RVDA members have an opportunity to lower health care premiums.

Dealers have the option of maintaining their current health benefits or they can further customize their offering to employees. The program includes a dedicated Brown & Brown service representative, turn-key compliance solutions and administrative support.

In certain instances, dealers will be eligible for immediate savings upon entering the program, with additional savings possible at the end of the plan year based on the dealer group’s actual claims. Dealers participating in the program can maintain their own renewal date and contract.

“Many dealers and their employees have experienced escalating health plan costs in recent years,” RV Assistance Corp. (RVAC) Chairman Jeff Hirsch of Campers Inn says. “This program can help dealers provide quality coverage while providing employees access to resources that can help them stay healthy.” RVAC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of RVDA that develops member benefits for association members.

“The Health Collective Purchasing Arrangement is a long term solution to controlling health costs, therefore dealers should approach their decision making process surrounding the program with this in mind,” Angie Weilage of Brown & Brown Insurance says. “If the RV Dealers Health Collective Purchasing Arrangement is shared with an alternative broker that, in the end, matches the rates, keep in mind this may be a ‘band aid’ solution that does not address fundamental issues impacting rates.”

To get more information, visit www.rvda.org, contact Angie Weilage at aweilage@bblouisville.com or fill out an online form for more information at: www.bbinsservices.com/index.php/form/.